…by thinking about it as a forum, when it doesn’t behave that way.
If I think about it as a reddit-like site, everything makes much more sense to me.
The landing page with everything in one place is like browsing /r/all or your own custom feed based on filters. Content found more currently relevant or popular or interesting rises to the top of the landing page but if I want to find posts on a specific interest I just jump to that category like I would go to a subreddit.
It makes more sense to me this way since, thinking of it as a forum, it feels confusing and scattered - which is exactly what reddit seemed like to me when I first joined.
Getting along with it better in this mind set.